By John Wenham

10th Jul, 2022 | 8:13am

Tottenham backed to beat Leeds United to Sonny Perkins signing after crucial reveal - expert

Tottenham have an edge in the race for Sonny Perkins as he is a lifelong Spurs fan,

That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.

On 1 July, West Ham announced Perkins, 18, had left the club after turning down their offer of a professional contract.

In the statement, the Hammers admitted they were “extremely disappointed” with the attacker’s departure.

The Athletic’s Phil Hay reported on 2 July that Leeds United want to sign Perkins.

Despite Leeds being able to offer a clearer path to first-team football, Wenham is backing Tottenham to complete the signing.

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“I wasn’t totally sure Tottenham are going to sign him, I know Leeds want him,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“Leeds can offer a better pathway, just look at how much Joe Gelhardt has played.

“But, I don’t know how widely known this is, Sonny is a season ticket holder at Tottenham, as is his Dad.

“They are lifelong Spurs fans. I appreciate he is the jewel in West Ham’s crown but before he signed for them, his parents were pushing him to sign for Tottenham.

“Personally, I would make that move all day long. Hopefully next season we will loan out Troy Parrott, Kion Etete and Dane Scarlett.

“Our youth teams have a lot of football to play next season, we are playing in the youth Champions League and we will need a youth striker if all of those players leave.

“I would be more than happy for Tottenham to make a move for Sonny, he is a really good prospect.”

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